Diana Aldana of Mexico’s Turner Libros says that with its large population and market, Mexico has become the new El Dorado of Spanish publishing.
Executives from Cengage and Udemy point to Latin America as a strong region for edtech growth and share their top tips for entering the market.
Mexico’s publishing industry has great potential, but the lack of organized government is a persistent problem, argues Déborah Holtz of Trilce Ediciones.
Eduardo Rabasa of Mexico’s Editorial Sexto Piso argues an audience for quality publishing in Mexico exists and cites his own press and others as evidence.
Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas has been awarded the 2015 Romance Languages Prize by the Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL) worth $150,000.
The Guadalajara Book Fair’s Rights Center, which offers 125 tables, is sold out, further proof of Mexico’s growth as a center for Spanish rights activity.
Author Antonio Malpica Maury has become the first Mexican to win the SM Iberoamerican Children’s and YA Literature Award, which carries a $30,000 purse.
Orbile, a new Mexican ebookselling platform created by Kobo and bookstore chains Gandhi and Libreria Porrúa, will offer 70k ebooks on launch in September.
Amazon Mexico has finally launched its full retail operations and a print bookstore; it had previously offered Kindle ebooks since 2013.
28 UK authors will be setting up shop at the the Guadalajara Book Fair, this November 28-December 6, as part of Britain’s ‘guest nation’ literary program.